“Who would be young and be a farmer?” That was the stark question Hereford author and film-maker Anne Cottringer asked herself in February 2009 as she sat listening to a debate about so-called factory farming at the Borderlines Film Festival.


Three years on, she delivers a rather more upbeat answer in her documentary Tune for the Blood, chronicling the lives of eight Herefordshire young farmers, which premieres this weekend (26 February) at the festival’s 10th anniversary.